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BHM Shorts Program collage

Short Film Showcase

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The four short films in this program range from humorous dark comedy to sombre drama. These films explore existential crises, beauty standards and daring ambitions in the lives of the protagonists.


Gita boy
Toye Aru | Nigeria | Pidgin & English | 15 min
A carpenter’s son must decide to follow the family business or or pursue his dream of becoming a musician.

Hair or No Hair
Janessa St. Pierre & Courtenay Mayes | Canada | 16 min
A young black woman has been hiding behind wigs for years until her Alopecia is exposed publicly. She uses this experience as a catalyst to break free of the shame she feels towards her baldness.

Courtenay Mayes | Canada | 10 min
A young woman planning her suicide for later that day, but unable to decide on the perfect outfit to do the deed. An absurdist, richly coloured and textured black comedy.

My Body Is A Poem The World Makes With Me
Brandon Wint | Canada | 28 min
At the intersection of Blackness and disability, the film is an artistic kaleidoscope composed of animation,illustration, poetry, and photography bending genres and flirting with experimentalism.



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